Adopt a Turkey

Hello, we are Colin and Susan the turkeys and you can adopt us!

We’re Colin and Susan, Goodheart’s famous turkey duo. I (Susan) was bought by my previous owners to be raised for Christmas. Before long, however, my quirky character had won them over and as December approached, they couldn’t bring themselves to send me for slaughter. Instead I went to live at Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary.

I (Colin) arrived soon after – and I’ve been following Susan around ever since. We spend our days roaming the sanctuary together, pecking at fruit from the trees – oh, and the odd shiny car! As well as being turkeys, our other duties include patrolling the yard and meeting and greeting all the sanctuary’s visitors.

How to adopt a turkey from Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary

Start your turkey adoption today

Adopt a turkey

£30.00 each

A personalised turkey adoption certificate from our founders

A framed photograph of Colin and Susan the turkeys

A beautiful welsh slate coaster engraved with Colin and Susan’s footprints

A recipe card featuring a delicious plant-based dish to create at home​

A fun activity card and turkey fact file

A Goodheart fridge magnet, pen, and sheet of stickers 

Plus email updates from Colin and Susan the turkeys throughout the year!

Please note, aspects of the box may differ slightly from the above image, for example, the style of pen or photo in the frame but all items listed will be included. We use real straw in our adoption boxes. If you prefer we didn’t in yours, then please get in touch by emailing info@goodheart.org.uk

Click the button below to buy a Colin and Susan Turkey Adoption Box as a gift. We can either deliver it to you to give in person, or directly to your recipient. There’s also the option to add a gift message to the box free of charge.

Video: Meet Colin & Susan the turkeys and learn all about them​

As the only two turkeys here at Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary, Colin & Susan rule the roost, and they certainly know it! Join our Sanctuary Manager Dave as he introduces these two cheeky residents!

Fascinating facts about turkeys

Turkeys are highly vocal and the sound of the flock can be an indicator of various social tensions. For example, a high-pitched trill can indicate that the turkey is feeling aggravated.

A male’s snood (the fleshy piece of skin just above the beak) is capable of relaxing and contracting. The skin on a turkey’s face can also change colour dependent on their mood.​

Wild turkeys are native to North America, whereas domesticated turkeys are believed to descend from the South Mexican turkey.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I adopt a turkey?

Colin and Susan are very strongly bonded and so can only be adopted together. You can adopt them via the links above, or by clicking here to go directly through to the order form. Click here to adopt the turkeys as a gift.

How much does it cost to adopt a turkey?

A £30 one-off payment is required to adopt Colin and Susan the turkeys, and your adoption lasts for 12 months. If you would like to support our animals with a regular payment, please consider a Sponsorship or a Regular Donation.

How does adopting a turkey for charity help?​

When you adopt Colin and Susan, you’re helping care for them and all their friends at our sanctuary, as well as supporting our wider work as an animal charity. Your kindness also helps towards maintenance of our sanctuary site, event planning, and funding projects like our Pig Barn & Woodland!